British people have a direct say in how an element of the aid budget is spent on NGO projectsUK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.
The Modern Slavery Fund is the Home Office’s £33.5m official development assistance (ODA) fund to support the UK’s goal of reducing the prevalence of modern slavery in countries from which the UK sees a high number of victims. This activity started in 2016/17 and will end in 2020/21. The fund actively contributes to achieving the UN sustainable development goal target 8.7 which calls for “immediate and effective measures to eradicate modern slavery” by 2030. The fund forms part of a UK government commitment to spend £200m of ODA on tackling modern slavery. As part of the Home Office Modern Slavery Fund we are investing £3m in Vietnam, £5m in Nigeria and £2m in Albania. The Modern Slavery Fund also includes an £11m Innovation Fund, which builds the evidence base by supporting projects taking innovative approaches to tackling modern slavery.
There are an estimated 10,000 boys and girls surviving on Uganda's streets, neglected and exploited. Many thousands more are in fragile families and in danger of turning to a precarious street existence. This project builds on earlier Comic Relief funded work, applying tried and tested methods to help children move from the street back into nurturing families and safer communities. It helps to build stronger families and communities in known hotspot areas, so that children are less likely to leave home for a life on the street, risking their safety and health. The project also works with local authorities, supporting and encouraging them to better co-ordinate their efforts to protect and support vulnerable children and their families, so that children continue to stay safe and protected within families after the project ends.